As well as being an agile coach and scrum trainer, I’ve also dabbled in software development. A few weeks ago, I happened across an idea for a software application and I decided to use scrum to help me to create it. The experience reminded me why the location of the product backlog is so important.
Book Review – User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
Underpinning scrum is the need for a product backlog. There are many ways to create a product backlog and one of my favourites is User story mapping. Now, there’s a book dedicated to just this technique. Is it worth your time and money?
Calculating Value for a Product Backlog Item
When creating a Product Backlog, the Scrum Guide tells us each item should have a Value attribute. How do you calculate Value for a Product Backlog item? Here’s one way.